Plymouth's Antony Jinman is only the 12th Briton to have treked overland to both poles.
Russia grants amnesty over hooligan charges which gives hope that the Greenpeace three from Devon may be allowed home for Christmas
The Eden Project has been given a Government grant to help introduce us to the exotic and strange baobab fruit.
The effects of the bad weather have been far reaching - A hospital boat destined for Africa has been stranded in Cornwall for two weeks.
The Jubilee Hope and her six crew left Scotland last month. They were 10 days into their 8,500 mile voyage when the storms struck.
Francesca Carpenter reports.
Greenpeace activist Alexandra Harris is back home in Devon after her ordeal in Russia.
She was one of the Arctic 30 arrested by Russian authorities during a protest over oil drilling.
Alex spent two months in jail on piracy and hooliganism charges.
She's been telling our correspondent Seth Conway of her relief at being back.
Three Greenpeace protesters from Devon are back in the country after being imprisoned for two months in Russia.
Cameraman Kieron Bryan, together with Alexandra Harris and Iain Rogers were part of a 30-strong group arrested at a protest against Arctic oil drilling.
The three arrived in the UK today after being granted exit visas. They say it was possibly to avoid bad publicity in the run up to the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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Freed Greenpeace activist Alexandra Harris said her time in Russian prison "was torture", but that she and others jailed after Arctic protests were "treated better than the Russian prisoners, because the world's watching us".
"We spent two months inside a Russian jail cell and a hundred days detained for a crime we didn't commit," Harris said. "It was obscene, a complete overreaction on behalf of Russia and we should never have been there."
Freelance journalist and film maker Kieron Bryan received hugs from his brother and loved ones as he arrived in London after spending four months in Russian jail.
Freelance journalist and film maker Kieron Bryan received a welcome home hug from his brother, Russell Bryan, as he arrived in London after spending four months in Russian jail.
Bryan travelled back to Britain with four Greenpeace activists who were also freed after being arrested by Russia during an Arctic protest.